Ryder is testing my limits right now. The little rotter has taken to peeing and pooping in the house. This is not making me happy. Even when he's caught in the act, given a reprimand he doesn't seem to be too terribly bothered by it. I've started crating him at night again, until he becomes more trustworthy again.
And then it all became clear.
Yesterday morning, I noticed Reba left a reddish smear when she sat on the white tile. Lovely. She's back in heat. Way, way too early, but it's definite "that time of the year" for her.
Poor little Ryder man probably has no idea why he's peeing so much, he just feels the need. Particularly in places Reba's been hanging out. And it all makes sense...
This means that little Diva will also begin to show heat symptoms. She's the right age for her first cycle and often one dog coming in, means they all come in. It'll be good times in my house for the next three or so weeks. Sigh.